The Invisible Finish

by Lorene on January 23, 2013

I HATE when you can see where a finished piece was ended.  Almost as much as I hate seams (you can find my seamless crochet methods here).  This is my method for finishing a piece of work, especially useful in hats, so that you can not easily tell where the last stitch was completed and secured.  Hope you enjoy.

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Complete the last stitch in pattern.  Do NOT join with sl st if working in the round.

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Cut tail approx 6″ long and pull up on hook so that tail is free

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Thread tail onto embroidery needle.  You will stitch into the second stitch before where you are.  Go under both loops of stitch.

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Then stitch into the top of the last stitch you completed.  Go in between the loops.  Secure to inside of of work to finish.

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This is the finished result.  You can barely see the last stitch and it is completely secure.

You may also enjoy my other helpful hints and tricks

Seamless Rounds

Magic Circle/Ring

How to Design Your Own Custom Crochet Hat

Hope you can put this trick to good use… Happy Hookin’!

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Gabi March 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

Thanks for sharing. Very helpful.

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Lorene March 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thanks, I’m glad you found it helpful

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Carmen April 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Thank you very much for this!

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Lorene April 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Your welcome, glad you found it helpful!

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Sue May 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Wow, I wish I had found your site sooner. The techniques you posted on your site make the crochet look so much neater. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Lorene May 5, 2013 at 12:04 am

Thank you, yes I am very particular about neat crochet, lol.

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Doris Jaffe August 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I crochet afghans for babies and lap robes for people in wheelchairs, and scarves. This looks like a good way to finish my work. Thank you for this tutorial.

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Lorene August 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

you are very welcome!

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Laurie August 30, 2013 at 6:37 am

Just wanted to add my personal thanks for sharing all your tips. Still pretty new to crochet so am grateful to learn your helpful techniques before bad habits are too hard to break. The many recipients of my work (friends, church members, family, charity) will have nicely finished gifts, thanks to you!

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Lorene August 30, 2013 at 7:11 am

You are very welcome, I’m glad you found it helpful.

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Leanne September 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Thanks….I have crocheted for years and always want to do better…now I can!!

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Lorene September 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

You are very welcome!

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Judy September 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

love the finished work. so neat. thank you for sharing.

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Lorene September 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

great. glad you liked it and thanks!!!

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Heida Velia October 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

I am not seeing a video for this last one and it would be helpful also just mentioning cuz just reading is kinda confusing?

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Lorene October 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I do not have a video yet but I will soon,

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Sharon January 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

:) i just made my 1st baby beanie !! I still am not sure if i ” secured” the yarn to the inside correctly as it doesn’t say ” how ” to do it . I am a newbe but found your instructions ( i did it by the printed pattern ) Now i hope it will go through a washing ;) I am making them to give away for charities or chemo babies . Thank you !

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Lorene January 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

the tail from the magic ring? You just sew it in one direction and then the other a couple times, throught he stitches in the ring. Good luck

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Sharon January 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I just printed out the Invisible Finish and thought you may want to know that the wood background makes it hard to see the hook but i think i can follow it . thanks

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Lorene January 16, 2014 at 8:54 am

Thanks, I will be filming a video soon. I also always use a white background now!!!

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Robin June 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I too like a neat looking finish and have never liked the knot finish. Not only is this finish very neat but very easy, on the 2nd hat I used it on (both hats were your Newsboy Slouch hat, wonderful pattern), I didn’t even have to go back and look at the instructions or pictures.

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Lorene June 27, 2014 at 6:40 am

Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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